Springfield Park

Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains.

The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.

The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.

 

Restoration project

In 2017 the Council secured investment from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a £4.1 million restoration project at Springfield Park. This included refurbishment of Springfield House which now includes an extension to offer new toilet facilities.

A new play area situated near the house for our youngest visitors and construction of a brand new venue – The Glass House. We are now delivering various activities and events in the park – you can find out more by signing up to our newsletter or by visiting our eventbrite page.

Springfield House and cafe

Springfield House and the cafe are now open between 10am and 6pm 7 days a week.

Free group exercise classes at Springfield Park starting on 25 May 2022

Join us at Springfield Park for our brand new group classes led by Active Within.

  • Yoga in the Glass House – Wednesdays at 12pm – 1pm
  • Boot camp at the bandstand – Thursdays at 12pm – 1pm
  • Gentle exercise (Women only) at the bandstand – Sundays 10am – 11am

All classes are free and all ages and abilities are welcome – please register and book on the Active Within website.

The Glass House

Located on the same site as the parks original Victorian glass house, The Glass House is a breathtaking community venue available for weddings, civil ceremonies, community classes, meetings and special events all year round.

The venue features various retractable skylights that will allow you the feeling of an outdoor event while having the security of a covered venue with the press of a button.

If that is not enough, you have exclusive access to the private courtyard when booking the Orchard Room to bring even more park life to your event.

Get in touch with the team to book your wedding ceremony or event at The Glass House.

Volunteering

Current volunteering opportunities are listed on our eventbrite page – but if you have specific skills you would like to share or develop, please complete this form.

Amenities

Toilets

The toilets located next to Springfield House are open at the following times:

  • 1 October to 31 March – closed except public holidays
  • 1 April to 30 April – 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday
  • 1 May to 23 July – 9am to 9pm Saturday and Sunday
  • 24 July to 31 August ( i.e. school holidays) 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday
  • 1 September to 30 September – 9am to 7.30pm Saturday and Sunday

Toilets are also available on the ground floor of Springfield House during cafe opening hours.

Booking sports facilities

The tennis courts in Springfield Park are currently free to use on a first come first served basis.  Please be considerate if others are waiting to play.  Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm.  For any additional information please contact the Hackney Tennis Office: 020 8800 0680.

Springfield Park user group

The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at spugcommittee@hotmail.co.uk.

Events

Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.

Barbecues

Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park.

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.

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Conservation plan

The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park’s significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.

The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.

Page updated on: 28 November 2022

Springfield Park

Address

Springfield House
Springfield
E5 9EF

Telephone

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9am to 5pm, Wednesday – 9am to 4pm
    020 8356 3000

Opening times

  • 24 hours a day

Notes

Cafe open daily during summer